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Nursing Today Feb 1, 1985

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Continuing Nursing Education at UBC has received a major bequest
from the estate of the late Logan M. Findlay of Surrey, B.C. The
estate left $10,000 to the B.C. Lung Association with the stipulation
that the funds be used to support programs and projects for nursing
education. The Lung Association then requested UBC Continuing
Nursing Education to collaborate with it to meet the terms of this
Capital from the bequest will be held in trust in an
appropriately named endowment fund. Interest from the fund will be
used by the division to support programs in continuing nursing
education related to respiratory nursing care.
Logan Findlay was born and raised in Saskatchewan, one of nine
chilren of a pioneering family that originally came from Illinois.
He moved to B.C. to farm in the 1940s. His own university studies
were in business administration. He died in 1981 at the age of 82.
The bequest was made in memory of his wife, Helen, a nurse who had
worked with tuberculosis patients and who was one of the first nurses
to work in a mobile x-ray van for the early detection and prevention
of TB. She was actively involved with the B.C. Lung Association and
participated in its activities and gatherings until her death in
Edna Findlay, a relative, told the School of Nursing that Mr.
Findlay left the bequest to the B.C. Lung Association as a tribute to
his wife. The two had particularly valued the nursing role in
prevention and appreciated the "personal touch" qualities
characteristic of nurses. They placed value on education for nurses
and particularly on respiratory nursing, since this was the area in
which Mrs. Findlay was interested.
An advisory committee with two persons from the School of Nursing
and two from the Lung Association has been set up to administer the
funds. The Director of Continuing Nursing Education will be one of
the School's representatives on the committee.
Last year's UBC Nursing Research Day was such a success that
faculty have planned a second similar event for Friday, May 10, 1985.
The day offers an opportunity for  nurses  from hospitals and other
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
IRC 338, 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C.  V6T 1W5
Glennis Zilm, editor
Volume 6, Number 3
February, 1985
Page 1 health agencies in the area to hear reports of research in nursing
being carried out on the campus by nursing faculty and graduate
Dr. Joy Winkler, chairman of the School's Research Committee,
said invitations are being extended to all agencies who take students
from the School and to other health facilities in the Lower Mainland.
Faculty and MSN students have been asked to submit abstracts of
recently completed research to the Committee. The Committee will
then arrange a schedule of reports for the day.
Last year, more than 165 nurses, mainly from outside the UBC
community, attended.
Dr. Rebecca Bergman, a noted international nursing visitor, will
make a presentation to School of Nursing faculty and students on
Friday, March 1, 1985, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.
Dr. Bergman is visiting professor, Oregon Health Sciences
University, chairperson, department of nursing at Tel Aviv University
in Israel, and a former vice-president of the International Council
of Nurses. She is on a brief visit to Vancouver and has agreed to
discuss evaluation of health care of the aged. The formal
presentation will be held in ACU G279 and will be followed by a
coffee session in the Faculty Lounge to allow faculty members and
graduate students an opportunity to meet informally with this
distinguished nursing leader.
The UBC chapter of the Canadian Association of University Schools
of Nursing has taken on a new lease of life for the 1984-85 academic
year. The group, for which membership had dwindled, now has 28
members from among the UBC faculty.
Cheryl Entwistle has been named the official UBC representative
to Western Region CAUSN and will chair monthly meetings at UBC.
These likely will be held at noon of the first Thursday of each
A major chore for the group will be coordination and planning for
the Western RegionTJAUSN meeting to be held at UBC in February 1986.
The theme sugqeted for this meeting is "Innovation in Nursing
Education — The Imaginative Future."
All UBC Nursing faculty are urged to take part in the group.
Membership includes a subscription to Nursing Papers, the only
nursing research journal to be published in Canada. Information on
meetings and on membership can be obtained from Cheryl Entwistle.
The UBC School of Nursing was well represented in planning for
the Nurse Educators' Conference scheduled for Saturday March 2, 1985.
Joan Brumwell, Margaret Campbell, Roberta  Hewat,  Olive  Simpson  and
page 2 Sheila Stanton were on the 16-member committee,  as was  MSN  student
Pamela Shenton.
The conference, to be held at the Vancouver General Hospital
Residence, provides an opportunity for nurse educators in B.C.
Schools of Nursing to begin to work together to plan for
baccalaureate preparation as entry to practice by the year 2000.
Such preparation has been endorsed by the Canadian Nurses Association
and the Registered Nurses' Association of B.C.
The meeting will open with an informal wine and cheese reception
and registration on Friday evening, March 1. Representatives from
all schools of nursing in the province are expected to attend to
share their views on issues relating to the implimentation of the
position. Prof. Anne Wyness of UBC will provide the conference
summary at the end of the day.
UBC School of Nursing faculty members are urged to attend and to
make their views known. Further information about the program can be
obtained from any of the planning committee members.
The last issue of Nursing Today provided information on two of
the four scholarships awarded in the Master of Science in Nursing
Program. This month, we give background on the remaining two
scholarships — in case you know someone who might want to provide
support to the School of Nursing and its students in this way.
Unfortunately, these two MSN Scholarships are not particularly
large nor self-sustaining and need a great deal more support. We
hope the information provided here will stimulate interest (and
principal, tool). Although graduate students welcome almost any
money to assist them through the programs, these funds cannot sustain
students in today's harsh financial climate. For example, the basic
UBC fee for first-year graduate students in 1984-85 was about $1,820.
The Mabel Johnson Scholarship  in Nursing   is  an  annual  award
based on interest from a fund established in 1968 from the estate  of
Mabel Johnson, a graduate of the class of 1928.  The first award  from
her generous gift of $4,000 was made in 1969 and has  been made  each
year since.  The School  is  attempting  to obtain more information
about Mabel Johnson.   The  award  in  1984 was  made  to Angela  D.
The UBC Nursing Division Golden Jubilee Scholarship is derived
from a fund started by nursing alumni and was originally intended to
help a student work on the thesis during the summer rather than go to
work. This fund, says Professor Emerita Beth McCann, now chairman of
the Nursing Alumni Division's scholarship committee, was originally
announced in 1969 at the Golden Jubilee banquet. At first, it was
provided as an annual prize through funds raised by the alumni, but
in 1977 it became an annual scholarship of $1,000 — although the
fund did not yet have enough money to be self-sustaining. In 1983,
the scholarship was endowed (meaning that the principal is invested
and only the interest from the fund will be used for the
scholarship).  The fund at the  moment  contains  only about  $6,500.
Five UBC nursing students attended the Canadian University
Nursing Students Association (CUNSA) conference in Ottawa in early
February. Leah Shapira, Gail Jeffrey, Shirla Kennedy, Julie Duhame
and Daphne Covernton all report that the conference was exciting,
interesting and informative.
Ginette Rodger, Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses
Association, gave a thought-provoking keynote address on emerging
trends of specialization in nursing practice, the theme of this
year's conference. Dr. Josephine Flaherty, principal nursing officer
with Health and Welfare Canada, also spoke with humor and humility on
the profession of nursing.
The UBC delegates played an active role in discussion during the
regional and national business meetings. The organization seems to
be moving ahead, having just become incorporated and instituted a new
constitution. The Association is begining to concern itself with
social issues.
The delegates said informal interaction with other students was
probably one of the most valuable parts of the conference, and
praised the opportunities to compare programs and facilities.
Delegates now will bring reports on activities back to UBC and hope
to encourage more students to attend next year's conference in
— Daphne Covernton
BSN Student and CUNSA Delegate
Connie Canam was  interviewed by CBC Television during the
International Congress on Women's Health Issues held in Halifax last
fall.  The taped interview has since appeared on the national CBC
network as part of the "Women and Work" series.
Cheryl Entwistle attended the conference and annual meeting of
Western Region, Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing
in Edmonton February 17-19. As representative of the UBC Branch of
Western Region CAUSN, she extended the formal invitation for the next
annual meeting and conference to be held at UBC in February 1986.
Virginia Hayes has taken a special 50 per cent joint appointment
as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatric Oncology with the B.C.
Children's Fospital. The appointment, which began January 1, is for
a six-month term. She is continuing her faculty responsibilities at
UBC on a part-time basis.
Dan Jones and Suzanne Flannery were guest speakers at the January
meeting of the RNABC's Nursing Research Interest Group in Vancouver.
They reported on their recent research project on "How Head Nurses
View Students."
Marilyn Mardiros presented a paper on primary health care for
Canada's indigenous peoples at the Sixth Annual Congress  of the Pan
page 4
// American Federation of Nursing Professionals  in Managua,  Nicaragua
in December.
Helen Niskala, Carole Robinson and Sally Thorne were speakers at
the "Research and You" conference in Edmonton February 8-9. The
conference was sponsored by the Nursing Research and Scholarly
Activities Committee of the University of Alberta Hospitals. The
papers were, respectively, "A Strategy to Assess Competencies and s,
Skills Valid in Psychiatric Nursing," "Humanizing Health Care ( with
Chronic Illness is Involved" and "The Family Cancer Experience."
Joy Winkler has recently been  awarded  funding  under  a Social
Sciences and Humanities "New Faculty" grant for research  into stress
in native Indians' experience in communicating with  nurses  in urban
health care settings.
"Health Needs Researched" (an article describing the coordinated
research program on health of immigrant women of JOAN ANDERSON, HELEN
ELFERT and JUDY LYNAM). RNABC News, Vol. 17, No. 1, January/February
1985, pp. 20-23.
Lesley Weatherston, ELAINE CARTY, ALISON RICE, Dorothy Tier.
"Hospital-based Midwifery: Meeting the Needs of Childbearing Women."
The Canadian Nurse, Vol. 81, No. 1, January 1985, pp. 35-37.
CLARISSA P. GREEN. "An Exchange of Feelings." Disabled USA, 1984
(2), pp. 8-10.
ROBERTA J. HEWAT. "More Effective Education for Breastfeeding
Women."  The Canadian Nurse, Vol. 81, No. 1, January 1985, pp. 38-40.
CAROL JILLINGS.  "viewing  the  Patient's  Psychosocial  Needs."
Critical Care Nurse, Vol. 4, No. 6, November/December 1984, p. 36-38.
GLORIA JOACHIM. "Acupressure: A Self-Help Technique for Relieving
Headache Pain." The Canadian Nurse, Vol. 80, No. 11, December 1984,
pp. 38-40.
J.E. Knox and VIRGINIA HAYES. "Hospital Related Stress in Parents
of Children with Cancer." Proceedings of the Third International
Conference on Cancer Nursing. Melbourne, Australia, The Royal
Melbourne Hospital, 1984, pp. 102-108.
"Encouraging Reminiscing in the Institutional Setting."
Perspectives, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 6-7.
GLENNIS ZILM. Book Review. Canada's Mental Health, Vol. 32, No.
4, December 1984, p. 19.
Thursday, March 28, 1985 — Research Colloquium sponsored by the
School of Nursing's Research Committee will hear a presentation by
Clarissa P. Green, principal investigator for "Project Family Focus."
Her address will be "Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?" and will
involve an overview of how families reorganize daily routines and
activities after the diagnosis of cancer is made.
Saturday, April 20, 1985 — 3rd Annual Nursing Research Workshop,
sponsored by the Nursing Research Interest Group of the RNABC-
Keynote speaker is Dr. Joan Anderson, professor, School of Nursing,
UBC, on "Trends in Nursing Research." Other speakers include Ruth
Elliott, currently on leave from the School of Nursing to complete
her doctorate, and Dr. Steve Milstein, PhD, a --consultant in
experimental design, measurement and evalution of resarch. Further
information from NRIG or through Margaret Klinger at^228-7439.
May 1-3, 1985 — Annual Meeting of the Registered Nurses'
Association of B.C. Theme of the meeting is "Are You Ready for the
Challenge?" Keynote address will be given by Carole Brown, RN, MN,
former clinical nurse specialist at the Toronto Hospital for Sick
Children. She will speak on "Does the Grange Enquiry Affect You?"
Meeting will be held in Vancouver at the Holiday Inn Harborside.
Full information from the RNABC.
The 11th National Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, to be
held October  9-11,  1985,  in  San  Diego, has  issued  a  call  for
abstracts.    These   should   relate   to the   conference   theme:
"Transcultural  Nursing  — A Futuristic Field  of  Health   Care."
Deadline for abstracts is March 30, 1985.
Abstracts are invited by the sponsors of the International
Nursing Research Conference being planned for Edmonton Alberta in May
1986. Theme for the conference is "New Frontiers in Nursing
Research" and abstracts must be submitted to the Review Panel at the
University of Alberta between April 1, 1985 and August 31, 1985.
A new professional journal, The Journal for Pediatric Nursing,
to be edited through the School of Nursing at the University of
California, Los Angeles, has issued a call for manuscripts. Articles
and papers should apply to professionals who work with the ill and/or
hospitalized child.
Information related to these calls for abstracts, papers or
manuscripts is available on the Faculty Bulletin Board or, if
necessary, you may call Glennis Zilm at 228-2922 or 531-3606.
* * * * *
Deadline for the April issue of Nursing Today is March 26, 1985.


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